A quiet mountain bike is a happy mountain bike. Still, even the most dialed chariot rattles and clicks down the trail.
Loose terrain is soft, amorphous, and a bear to ride. Climbing up will leave your legs and lungs burning, and descending is a sketchy proposition at best.
Being prepared for a mountain bike ride means bringing a lot of stuff, and remembering all the pieces can be a challenge.
Analyzing the mental math that goes into deciding when to take a risk on the trail, and when to take a pass.
Mountain biking is a risky sport, and with risk comes reward. It’s also a lot of work, and when you work hard, you deserve to play hard, amirite?
The ride up isn’t too bad. It’s loading the bikes that strikes the most fear in the heart of mountain bikers everywhere!
For many of us, if there isn’t a GPS trace to save at the end of the ride, it’s as if it didn’t happen.